Welsh Castles Relay
This well known 20 stage relay is organised by Les Croupiers Running Club, Cardiff. Running the length of Wales - 200+ miles over 2 days, 20 stages and 65 teams, starting at Caernarfon Castle on Saturday morning, with an overnight halt at Newtown and finishing on Sunday afternoon in Cardiff.
According to Cadw (the historic environment service of the Welsh Assembly Government) Wales has more castles per square mile than probably any other nation on Earth.
How many Castles does the route pass?
Well - the route passes within 2 miles of: 22 Castles,
16 Forts (Roman or otherwise),
2 Mottes & Bailey and
Click HERE for the full list.
For Chepstow Harriers this is primarily a social event and anyone can take part. Although everyone in the team runs as fast as they can and aims to achieve the best time possible, the event for the club is not about being a competitive team and fielding our fastest runners. The emphasis is on fun and team bonding. Transport and basic accommodation is laid on.
The official 'Castles' site is here : Castles
A complete list of results over the years for Chepstow Harriers at the Castles can be found here